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Alien Encounters: States with Highest Number of UFO Sightings Revealed

Counties in Western States Reported the Most UFO Sightings
Source: MEGA

Area 51 is located in Nevada.

Mar. 17 2024, Published 1:02 p.m. ET

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Across the globe, reports of unidentified flying objects, or UFOs, have intrigued and puzzled many, but just how probable is it for you to encounter one yourself?

For those residing in the western regions of the United States, the odds might be higher than you think, data from the National UFO Reporting Center and the United States Census Bureau suggests.

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According to the Daily Mail, Lincoln County, Nevada, stands out as a hotspot for extraterrestrial sightings. Notably, this county is home to the infamous Area 51, where wreckage from a well-known alien crash is said to have been transported.

Between 2000 and 2023, Lincoln County reported a staggering 820.9 sightings per 100,000 residents, surpassing other areas in the country.

Areas such as Alpine County, California, Petroleum County, Montana, and La Paz County, Arizona, also register significant UFO sightings, ranging from 500 to 600 sightings per 100,000 residents.

In contrast, the national average stands at a modest 34.3 sightings per 100,000 residents.

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Area 51 has long been shrouded in controversy, with passionate debates between alien enthusiasts and skeptics within the U.S. military. The site gained notoriety following an alleged crash in Roswell, New Mexico, in July 1947.

While the exact events of that incident remain contentious, it's widely acknowledged that a rancher named W.W. "Mac" Brazel discovered odd debris on his property. The subsequent military response and conflicting official statements have fueled enduring conspiracy theories.

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Over the years, the government's narrative regarding the Roswell incident has undergone multiple revisions. Initially described as a "flying disc," the object was later dismissed as a weather balloon.

Subsequently, in 1994, the wreckage was reclassified as remnants of a spy device, further fueling speculation and skepticism.

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Recent revelations, such as a purported leaked document, have reignited interest in the Roswell incident. The document alleges that the 1947 crash involved a UFO and suggests that the U.S. military engaged in communication with extraterrestrial beings following a separate incident in 1964.

References to projects like "Project Sigma" and "Project Aquarius" hint at military efforts to understand and interact with alien visitors, adding layers to the ongoing mystery.


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